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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Merry Christmas from Teddy!

 Good morning,

Catherine took our friend Teddy to the dog club yesterday.  She sent me this picture and I turned it into a Christmas card.  

Wow, What a handsome guy!  

Merry Christmas from Teddy and all the rest of us.


Saturday, December 9, 2023

Gravlax Comfort Food

 Good morning,

It was time for comfort food once again so we had Norwegian Gravlax.  

Kjell prepared the gravlax (salmon), I made the bread, and Catherine prepared the sauce and scrambled eggs.  For those who haven't seen these recipes before, they can be found on my blog here.



Friday, December 8, 2023

He Knows Me So Well

 Good morning,

My Son #2 knows me so well.  He certainly hit the spot when he sent me this tray of chocolate covered fruit this week.  That fruit tasted even better than it looks!

Thank you, Don, you are fantastic!

Love you,


Thursday, December 7, 2023

Snow Globe Elsa

 Good morning

One of my birthday gifts from Catherine is this "Snow Globe Elsa."  In addition to being absolutely precious, it plays Christmas music.

Is that darling or what!

Thank you, Catherine.  

Love you,


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Birthday Flowers

 Good morning,

My Honey is so sweet about giving me flowers for special days.  These beauties are for my birthday yesterday.  He has a secret shopper (Catherine) who was kind enough to pick them up for him since we haven't gotten out of the house for a couple of days.

Thank you, Sweetheart, and Catherine, too!

Love you both,


Tuesday, December 5, 2023


 Good evening,

These tiny berries are on the vines that cover the fence next to our driveway.  

Very pretty, and definitely Christmas colors.

The dogs don't pay any attention to them, but the birds seem to like them.  

It feels like Winter here, whether the calendar says it is winter or not!

All the best,


Monday, December 4, 2023

Brunch ala Catherine

 Good morning,

Catherine was kind enough to make brunch for us once again.  Pictured are an omlet, applesauce, and goetta.  There was other good food on the table, i.e., bacon, but I passed.  I still wasn't able to eat all of what you see here.

Thanks, Catherine.  We so appreciate the wonderful food you make for us!

Love you,